Opportunities In Health And Medical Careers


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The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in . . . explores a vast range of professions.

Each book offers:

  • The latest information on a field of interest
  • Training and education requirements for each career
  • Salary statistics for different positions within each field
  • Up-to-date professional and Internet resources
  • And much more

Detailed descriptions of new medical specialties, current educational & training requirements, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071437271
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/16/2004
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 157
  • Product dimensions: 0.37 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Acknowledgments xiii
1 A Diverse and Growing Field 1
Change abounds in health care
Health manpower
Health education and training
The government's role
Continuing education
2 The Medical Care System 9
Outreach component
Outpatient component
Inpatient component
Extended component
Community-at-large component
3 Physicians/Doctors and Assistants 15
Dental assistant
Dental hygienist
Medical assistant
Operating room technician
Osteopathic physician
Physician assistant (PA)
4 Nursing 31
Home health aide-homemaker
Nurse anesthetist
Licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.)
Nurse practitioner (N.P.)
Registered nurse (R.N.)
Nursing aide/psychiatric aide and orderly
5 Therapists on the Medical Team 41
AIDS counselor
Art therapist
Audiologist and speech therapist
Dance therapist
Horticultural therapist
Hospice worker
Hospital chaplain
Music therapist
Occupational therapist
Occupational therapy assistant
Ophthalmic technician/assistant
Ophthalmic technologist
Physical therapist
Physical therapy aide
Physical therapy assistant
Prosthetist and orthotist
Radiation therapy technologist
Recreational therapist
Respiratory therapist
Respiratory therapy technician
Social worker
Substance abuse counselor
Vocational rehabilitation counselor
6 Specialists in Related Sciences and Technologies 71
Biomedical engineer
Biomedical equipment technician
Clinical perfusionist
Dental laboratory technician
Diagnostic medical sonographer
Dialysis technician
Electrocardiograph (EKG) technician
Electroencephalographic (EEG) technologist/technician
Emergency medical technician (E.M.T.)/paramedic
Medical laboratory technologist/technician
Medical physicist
Nuclear medicine technologist/technician
Optometric technician
Radiologic (x-ray) technician
7 Management and Administration Workers 95
Administrative roles
Health administration as a profession
Management and administration in hospitals
Chief executive officer (CEO)/administrator
Chief operations officer (COO)/administrative officer
Chief financial officer (CFO)
Chief nursing officer (CNO)
Chief medical officer (CMO)/medical director
Long-term care/nursing home administrator
Hospital controller
Director, patient accounts
Director of admissions
Director of managed care
Director of human resources
Purchasing director/materials manager
Food service administrator
Executive housekeeper
Director of volunteer services
Care/case manager
Risk manager
Quality assurance director
Director of planning
Director of public relations
Director of marketing
Director of development
8 Hospital and Health Care Services and Operations 117
Central service technician
Dietary manager
Dietetic technician
Hospital engineer
Hospital food service worker (dietary aide)
Hospital housekeeping worker
Hospital laundry worker
Hospital maintenance worker
Medical illustrator
Medical records technician
Registered record administrator
9 Getting Started in the Health and Medical Professions 129
Preparing your resume
The cover letter
Successful interviewing
Follow-up and accepting the job
Appendix A Common Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms 137
Appendix B Facilities, Services, and Programs Where Health Care Workers Are Employed 141
Glossary of Selected Health and Medical Terms 145
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